Detroit Auto Show: Vw Touareg Lux Limited

Article by Christian A., on January 25, 2009

Volkswagen’s Touareg “Lux Limited,” which came out in 2009 during the Detroit Auto Show, features “Ayers Rock” 20-inch alloy wheels, coupled with size 275 tires designed to be usable in all four seasons. The limited edition vehicle also has exclusively tailor-made front and rear aprons, and side skirts.

A color lineup was also customized exclusively for the Touareg “Lux Limited” edition, namely the model-exclusive Biscay Blue, Black Magic Pearl Effect, Galapagos Gray and Campanella White. The Touareg SUV also features a comprehensive tally of features that are not exclusive to one model, but are available across the board.

With the “Lux Limited” version of the Touareg, buyers can enjoy those standard features and more. The interiors of the Lux Limited model are decked out in two colors. In one version, the leather interior is expressed in “Latte Macchiato/St. Tropez white” and accented with “Poplar grain” color.

The second version decks out the cricket leather upholstery in “Anthracite/St. Tropez white” finish, with the accents coming in “Engine spin dark” color.

This particular accent brings out a metallic aesthetic to the insides of the Lux Limited model. Both versions feature “St. Tropez white” trim for the door panels. Other standard features of the two variants of the Lux Limited include 12-way power seats.

The new Volkswagen Touareg is now available with one of the cleanest diesel engines in the world – the BlueTDI engine with a SCR catalytic converter that could reduce nitrogen dioxide (NOx) emissions by up to 90 percent. This allows the new Touareg BlueTDI, boasting of a power output of 165 kW (225 PS), to meet even the most stringent emissions standards. The lowest emission limits -- "Tier2 Bin5" standard -- are set in California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont and Maine.

Volskwagen Touareg BlueTDI on display in Geneva is one of the first diesel-powered vehicles that comply with the Tier2 Bin5 standard. In the US, economical turbo-diesels like the V6 BlueTDI mills can help reduce oil consumption and lower emission of greenhouse gases.

Starting 2008, Volkswagen will offer the Touareg with SCR catalytic converter initially in the US, as part of the BlueTec Alliance inked with Audi and DaimlerChrysler. VW will also be offering smaller vehicles -- like the Jetta – with a NOx storage catalytic converter that can get rid of up to 90 percent of nitrogen oxides. VW will offer these systems in Europe shortly after their debut in the US. The Euro-4 standard has set a NOx limit of 0.25 g/km in Europe, while in the US, the limit is more stringent at 0.043 g/km (0.07 g/mile).

Press Release

2009 Volkswagen Touareg Lux Limited

In just a few weeks, Volkswagen of America will be introducing one of the most economical and cleanest SUVs to the US market: the new Touareg V6 TDI with a powerful 165 kW / 225 PS Clean Diesel. In parallel to the debut of the pioneeringly efficient Touareg, Volkswagen is now presenting in Detroit an outstandingly exclusive special model of its high-end SUV: the Touareg “Lux Limited”. It will launch with the new V6 TDI and two highly advanced gasoline engines: a V6 FSI (206 kW / 280 PS) and a V8 FSI (257 kW/ 350 PS). All versions of the Touareg START share an exclusive interior that is only available on this edition that will be limited to 1,940 units.

On its exterior, the Touareg “Lux Limited” makes its appearance with high-end 20-inch alloy wheels (“Ayers Rock” type) and size 275 all-season tires, a styling package with special side skirts and customized front and rear aprons and a color lineup customized for the limited edition. The Touareg “Lux Limited” may be ordered in the exterior colors “Biscay blue”, “Black magic pearl effect”, “Campanella white” and “Galapagos gray” – the “Biscay blue” color new to the product lineup.

The Volkswagen Touareg is offered with a very long list of standard features across the board – i.e. in every version. After all, the German SUV is one of the highest end vehicles of its type in the world. The “Lux Limited” – developed by Volkswagen Individual – now goes even one step further.

That is because it always includes a two-tone leather interior combined with special interior accents based on the particular color variant. Version 1: Cricket leather in the color combination “Latte Macchiato / St. Tropez white”; where the center seat panels are kept in white. In this case, the interior accents are in “Poplar grain” decor. Version 2: Cricket leather in “Anthracite / St. Tropez white”. An “Engine spin dark” decor with a metallic look and feel is used here. In both variants the door panel inserts are trimmed in “St. Tropez white”. In addition, the driver and front passenger of the Touareg “Lux Limited” get standard 12-way power seats.

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